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☕️ Mint TLDR - Sunday Recap #36

Web3 Ethics bonus episode + Juicy NFT, Social Token, and DAO news for the week of 05/09 🎉

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gm Mint nation - happy Sunday! If you’re new here, welcome. 🤗

Every Sunday, we issue ‘Mint TLDR,’ where we focus on our favorite weekly stories around NFTs, social tokens, and DAOs.

We’ve curated the juiciest headlines of the week in an easily digestible format for you to enjoy with your Sunday coffee.

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👇 Let’s dive in!👇


🎙 Sunday Bonus Episode ft. Me!

I sat with Adam a couple of weeks back to share my perspective on ethics in web3. We were waiting for the right time to release it, so considering everything that happened this week (keep reading to get a recap 😉) we hope you enjoy our conversation.

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💎 NFTs

  • Instagram is slowly rolling out NFTs. 👉 Read More

  • Madonna and Beeple collaborated in their recent 3D model/video collection. 👉 Read More

  • Akamai Technologies launched an NFT which displays humanity’s internet usage (in real-time, dynamically fueled by internet data) as an art piece. 👉 Read More

  • Football club Manchester City launched a digital collection with Puma on MakersPlace. The art features a new design of PUMA's Ultra Football Boots. 👉 Read More

  • The Chainsmokers are sharing royalties on their entire new album in an industry-first. The duo’s new album drop includes an NFT giveaway that gives 5000 fans a 1% cut from the royalties. 👉 Read More


🚀 Social Tokens

  • Mint Songs is launching Splits protocol, which allows artists to share their earnings automatically with their collaborators. 👉 Read More

  • Unchained Music announced the social token of their ecosystem, $NOISE, which will be used to reward contributors. 👉 Read More

  • DJ BLOND:ISH is building world’s first ‘impact to earn’ token with Bye Bye Plastic. Built on the carbon negative blockchain Celo, $BYEBYE social token can only be earned and will launch on Socialstack. $BYEBYE will create incentives for people to learn about and act on the climate crisis. 👉 Read More

  • Known for his role on Gossip Girl, Hawaiian actor, designer and skateboarder Evan Mock is launching $MAHCOIN, his own social token. 👉 Read More


🌐 DAOs

  • TronDAO deployed $2 billion to protect TRX following the crash LUNA suffered last week. 👉 Read More

  • DAO members of bZx protocol may be jointly liable for $55 million crypto hack the protocol has suffered. 👉 Read More

  • DogekingDAO Foundation and the DogeKingDAO reached a middle ground, and the two parties will cooperate in building a community fund. 👉 Read More

  • Palm NFT Studio partnered with Moonwalk to use its no-code web3 platform, its fast transactions and low gas fees. 👉 Read More


📱 Web3 Social presented by CyberConnect

  • “Crypto’s steep decline has investors worried. What to celebrity boosters say?” by NBC News 👉 Read More

  • “Crypto VCs Can’t Just Buy Community” by TechCrunch 👉 Read More

  • “The Web3 Decentralization Debate is Focused on the Wrong Question” by Wired. 👉 Read More


🐦 Twitter Threads Worth Reading


👹 Savage of the Week

CEO of crypto exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, bought a 7.6% stake in stock and crypto trading app Robinhood, increasing the value of the Robinhood stock by ~25%. Bankman-Fried said the purchase is solely because he thinks its a good investment, and he has no intention of changing the direction of the company.


🎙 Podcast Recap

  • Tuesday | David Greenstein on The Artist’s Beginner's Guide To Music NFTs 👉 WATCH | LISTEN | READ

  • Thursday | Emma-Jane Mackinnon-Lee on CC0 Licensing: What is it and Why it Matters 👉 WATCH | LISTEN | READ


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Enjoy your Sunday and we’ll see you next week :)

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